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2018 BMW K 1600 GTL
2018 BMW K 1600 GTL

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
BMW
BMW
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
K 1600 GTL
K 1600 GTL
Model Code
K1600GTL
K1600GTL
Color
Ebony Metallic
Ebony Metallic

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm

Rear - Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Front - Dual floating disc brakes, 4-piston fixed calipers, diameter 320 mm

Rear - Single disc brake, diameter 320 mm, dual-piston caliper

ABS - BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)

Wheels

Cast Aluminum

Front - 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear - 6 x 17 in.

Cast Aluminum

Front - 3.5 x 17 in.

Rear - 6 x 17 in.

Tires

Front - 120/70 ZR 17

Rear - 190/55 ZR 17

Front - 120/70 ZR 17

Rear - 190/55 ZR 17

Dimensions

Length
98 in. (2,489 mm)
98 in. (2,489 mm)
Height
Excluding mirrors - 58.1 in. (1,475 mm)
Excluding mirrors - 58.1 in. (1,475 mm)
Width
Including mirrors - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Including mirrors - 39.4 in. (1,000 mm)
Weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled - 772 lb. (350 kg)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled - 772 lb. (350 kg)
Wheelbase
63.7 in. (1,618 mm)
63.7 in. (1,618 mm)
Seat Height

Unladen weight - 29.5 in. (Standard Seat)

Inner leg curve, Unladen weight - 67.7 in. (Standard Seat)

Unladen weight - 29.5 in. (Standard Seat)

Inner leg curve, Unladen weight - 67.7 in. (Standard Seat)

Drivetrain

Transmission
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gears
Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gears
Final Drive
Shaft, 2.75:1
Shaft, 2.75:1

Electrical

Battery
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
12 V / 19 Ah, maintenance-free
Alternator
Three-phase 700 W alternator
Three-phase 700 W alternator

Engine

Engine
4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
4-stroke in-line 6-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
160 hp (118 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
160 hp (118 kW) @ 7,750 rpm
Displacement
1,649 cc
1,649 cc
Bore x Stroke
72 x 67.5 mm
72 x 67.5 mm
Torque
129 ft. lb. (175 Nm) @ 5,250 rpm
129 ft. lb. (175 Nm) @ 5,250 rpm
Compression Ratio
12.2:1
12.2:1
Clutch
Multi-plate wet, hydraulically operated
Multi-plate wet, hydraulically operated
Fuel System
Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle system
Exhaust
Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Emission control - Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-4
Lubrication
Dry sump
Dry sump
Fuel Capacity
7 gal. with Approx. 1 gal. reserve
7 gal. with Approx. 1 gal. reserve
MPG Rating
41 mpg (WMTC)
41 mpg (WMTC)

Operational

Frame
Aluminum bridge-type with load-bearing engine
Aluminum bridge-type with load-bearing engine
Suspension

Front - BMW Duolever, central spring strut; Travel - 4.5 in. (115 mm)

Rear - BMW Paralever; Travel - 5.3 in. (135 mm)

Front - BMW Duolever, central spring strut; Travel - 4.5 in. (115 mm)

Rear - BMW Paralever; Travel - 5.3 in. (135 mm)

Rake
62.2°
62.2°
Trail
Castor - 4.2 in. (406.1 mm)
Castor - 4.2 in. (406.1 mm)
Maximum Speed
Over 125 mph
Over 125 mph
Capacity

Payload (with standard equipment) - 463 lb. (210 kg)

Permitted total - 1,235 lb. (560 kg)

Payload (with standard equipment) - 463 lb. (210 kg)

Permitted total - 1,235 lb. (560 kg)

Other

Additional Colors

Ebony Metallic

Light White

Thunder Grey Metallic

Opt. 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic

Opt. 719 Blue Planet Metallic

Ebony Metallic

Light White

Thunder Grey Metallic

Opt. 719 Sparkling Storm Metallic

Opt. 719 Blue Planet Metallic

Features

The Design

  • SUPERIOR 6-CYLINDER ENGINE: The legendary six-cylinder in-line, first class engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 160 hp (118 kW) output and maximum torque of 129 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust. This machine is also capable of achieving 70% of torque at 1,500 rpm.

The Highlights

  • STRIKING HEADLAMPS WITH ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT: Making sure you have everything in view and will be seen by everyone.
  • PIONEERING: 6-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE: Incomparable running smoothness, with 70% of the torque already being achieved at 1,500 rpm.
  • REFINED TANK TRIM: The redesigned tank trim results in an even more elegant appearance.
  • SECOND STORAGE COMPARTMENT AS STANDARD: Even more space for comfortable travel.
  • EFFICIENT DEFLECTOR: Imposing visuals and even better protection thanks to the modified deflector.
  • ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE WINDSHIELD: More comfort, wind protection and a greater presence – the electrically adjustable windscreen makes sure of this.
  • KEYLESS RIDE: The optional Keyless Ride, together with the central locking system, ensure more convenience.
  • HIGH-QUALITY CHROME PARTS: High-quality chrome parts ensure elegance and visible luxury.
  • HAVE A SEAT AND RELAX: The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of appealing features such as central locking, heated seats, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights. The multi-controller concept is essential, allowing riders to switch functions comfortably without removing their hands from the handlebars or their eyes from the road.

The Design

  • SUPERIOR 6-CYLINDER ENGINE: The legendary six-cylinder in-line, first class engine offers an unparalleled smooth ride and the most outstanding riding performance in the luxury tour sector. Its 160 hp (118 kW) output and maximum torque of 129 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm supplies the perfect dynamic thrust. This machine is also capable of achieving 70% of torque at 1,500 rpm.

The Highlights

  • STRIKING HEADLAMPS WITH ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHT: Making sure you have everything in view and will be seen by everyone.
  • PIONEERING: 6-CYLINDER IN-LINE ENGINE: Incomparable running smoothness, with 70% of the torque already being achieved at 1,500 rpm.
  • REFINED TANK TRIM: The redesigned tank trim results in an even more elegant appearance.
  • SECOND STORAGE COMPARTMENT AS STANDARD: Even more space for comfortable travel.
  • EFFICIENT DEFLECTOR: Imposing visuals and even better protection thanks to the modified deflector.
  • ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE WINDSHIELD: More comfort, wind protection and a greater presence – the electrically adjustable windscreen makes sure of this.
  • KEYLESS RIDE: The optional Keyless Ride, together with the central locking system, ensure more convenience.
  • HIGH-QUALITY CHROME PARTS: High-quality chrome parts ensure elegance and visible luxury.
  • HAVE A SEAT AND RELAX: The K 1600 GTL also offers unprecedented comfort. Its enticing features include an enormous amount of space and excellent accessibility. Carefully thought-out and easily accessible storage space solutions focus on the comfort of the rider, making the K 1600 GTL an uncompromising choice in touring quality. Riding with a partner on a long journey is a true pleasure thanks to a variety of appealing features such as central locking, heated seats, an electrically adjustable windscreen and a range of seat heights. The multi-controller concept is essential, allowing riders to switch functions comfortably without removing their hands from the handlebars or their eyes from the road.